March 14, 2023, Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent-A

Daniel 3:25, 34-43

Psalm 25

Matthew 18:21-35

Moved with compassion the master … let him go and forgave him the loan. 

Matthew 18:27

Lord, no sin is too great for your mercy. You forgive without limit or condition. All you ask is for me to forgive others as you have forgiven me. The normal human response is to keep count or score of who we think deserves our forgiveness. I don’t stop to remember that you carried all my sins to the cross. Your love for me is unconditional-so your forgiveness. I do not deserve such an outpouring of mercy. That’s a good thing because there’s no way I could ever earn it. There was no way the first servant in your parable could have repaid his enormous debt. Lord, you freed me from sin and death by offering yourself on the cross. My debt was paid in full by your blood. I come before you today in humble gratitude for freeing me from guilt and shame. Give me a compassionate spirit so I can forgive from my heart the debts of others like you have forgiven me. Then I will truly experience the freedom you won for us all on your cross. I’m so very glad, you don’t keep score.  Amen.